The body shape becomes like the shape of a wheel in this asana, so it is called chakra asana. The practice of this asana can be done in two positions. The person, who feels difficulty while doing chakra asana, should do the practice of ardha chakra asana in the beginning. It is called Manipurak Chakra in the Yoga Shastras.
For the practice of chakra asana, lie down on the back. The distance between the both feet should be about 1.5 feet and keep the soles and heels of the feet in the contact of the floor. Now bend your both hands from the elbow and put palms on the floor near the shoulders in this way that fingers tip are in the direction of feet. Now raise your body up from the ground with the help of hands and feet as much as you can while pressuring on the hands and feet. Stay in this position for 15-20 seconds and return in normal position slowly. Take break for sometime and repeat this activity again. Thus, do this activity 3-5 times.
For the practice of chakra asana by the second technique, stand in attention position first. The distance between the both feet should be 1.5 and 2 fit. Now bend your body in the backside slowly by balancing the body and try to keep both the hands on the floor. The position of the body will be turned into semi circular shape. Stay in this position by stopping the breath for some seconds. If you feel difficulty in stopping breath, return in normal position by exhaling breath slowly. Thus, repeat this activity 2-4 times.
If there is any difficulty in the practice of chakraasana, you should practice of ardha chakra asana in the beginning.
There are two techniques of ardha chakra asana:
For the practice of this asana, the distance between the feet should be 1.5 to 2 ft. Entangle fingers of both hands and keep the hands upwardly. After that, bring stretch in the body by bringing the hands upwardly and bend your body from the waist at the backside slowly and look towards the sky. Stay in this position for 1-2 minutes and return in normal position. Thus, do this asana for 5-10 minutes.
For the practice of this asana, stand in straight position and keep the legs forward and backward. Now close the fists of both the hands and bend the upper body from the waist forward slowly by bringing the fists backwardly and try to put your head on the right knee. Stay in this position for sometime and return in normal position slowly. After that, keep the left leg forward and bend the head forward and touch head with the knee. Stay in this position for sometime and return in normal position. Keep on bringing fist upwardly while bending the body. Do the practice of this asana by changing the positions of the legs.
Benefits of Ardha Chakra Asana:
The practice of this asana makes the body energetic and active and keeps the mind happy and ends laziness too. It makes the muscles active and hard. This asana makes the hand and feet bones, veins and nerves strong. It is useful in case of physical fatigue, sadness, and headache and waist pain. It makes the chest wide and spinal cord flexible too.
Benefits by the complete chakra asana:
The practice of this asana makes the blood circulation fast and the body and spinal cord flexible because of which the body becomes constant and healthy. It ends hardness of the lungs. Its effect affects the spinal cord because of which all the diseases disappear and it makes the body healthy. The practice of this asana makes all the nerves about 72664 constant. It sustains the normal condition of the navel. It increases the breadth of the chest and it makes the waist thin, flexible, beautiful and attractive. It increases face glow and beauty of the body. It is useful to in the treatment of waist pain, spleen disorders, chronic fever, headache, stomachache and fatigue. This asana makes the body active and healthy. The practice of this asana is useful in increasing height and reduces obesity too. It also keeps the mind happy and helps in the treatment of paralysis. This asana is also useful in case of stomach gas, acidity and watery loose motions.
The women can do the practice of this asana always except the period of menses and pregnancy.
The person should leave the neck loose while raising the body up in this asana otherwise it can generate sprain in the neck. Thus, the neck should be left loose after coming in the position of complete chakra asana so that the neck may remain far from any kind of sprain. Keep one thing in the brain that the person, who has been suffering from the heart problems, high blood pressure and hernia, should not do the practice of this asana because it is harmful for them. The practice of this asana should be done slowly and in the supervision of any yoga guru.